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FLOCKS

3RD Flock

The 3RD Flock were hatched in an incubator. For two weeks it was fun to see who was chirping in the incubator each day. No two chicks were the same. Seventeen of twenty-four eggs hatched. These are our top ten favorites:

White Hen
Bummy
Leghorn Silkie Crossbreed
Steely Dan
Silkie Crossbreed
Flower
Silkie Crossbreed
Ivanhoe
Silkie Crossbreed
Ivy
Silkie Crossbreed
Pinky Floyd
Leghorn Rooster
Salvatore
Silkie Crossbreed
Scarlet
Ameraucana Hen
Vermillion
Welsummer Rooster
Vesuvius

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  • Bummy
  • Leghorn
  • Crossbreed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Active
  • LIKES EATING: My Sandwich
  • SHANK: Clean
  • TEMPERAMENT: Independent
  • PARENTS:
  • Verlane

    Sid Vicious

  • REMEMBER HER:

Bummy likes to look at herself in the mirror and is by far one of the sweetest and affectionate hens on the planet.

Bummy was born with huge feet and crooked toes. She wore a shoe made out of tape which straightened out her toes. The second after we were done wrapping her toes with the tape, she took off running.

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  • Flower
  • Ameraucana Silkie
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Active
  • LIKES EATING: Apples
  • SHANK: Feathered
  • SURVIVED: Bird Flu
  • TEMPERAMENT: Calm
  • PARENTS:
  • Ashley

    Winchester

  • RAISED:
  • Pattie

  • REMEMBER HER:

Flower is a sweet hen with a crazy hairdo.

Sometimes she will lay her egg while she is sitting in my lap.

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  • Ivy
  • Ameraucana Silkie
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Relocated
  • LIKES EATING: Pizza
  • SHANK: Feathered
  • TEMPERAMENT: Calm, Independent
  • PARENTS:
  • Ashley

    Winchester

  • REMEMBER HER:

Ivy is unique in looks and her manners are very delicate.

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  • Pinky Floyd
  • Silkie Leghorn
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Active
  • SHANK: Feathered
  • SURVIVED: Bird Flu and Dog Attack
  • TEMPERAMENT: Flighty, Nervous
  • PARENTS:
  • Snowflake

    Sid Vicious

  • REMEMBER HER:

Pinky Floyd is extra sweet and looks as if she might be smiling.

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  • Scarlet
  • Ameraucana Silkie
  • Head Hen
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Deceased
  • REASON: Dog Attack
  • SHANK: Clean Willow
  • TEMPERAMENT: Calm
  • PARENTS:
  • Ashley

    Winchester

  • REMEMBER HER:

Scarlet is our most beautiful hen and she always has her best friend Flower right by her side.

Silkie Mixed Breed

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  • Vermillion
  • Ameraucana
  • Easter Egger
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Active
  • SHANK: Clean Willow
  • SURVIVED: Bird Flu and Pneumonia
  • TEMPERAMENT: Curious
  • PARENTS:
  • Verlane

    Winchester

  • REMEMBER HER:

Sometimes known as "Parts Vermillion".

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  • Steely Dan
  • Leghorn Silkie
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Deceased
  • REASON: Hawk
  • LEGS: Feathered, Slate
  • TEMPERAMENT: Calm
  • PARENTS:
  • Snowflake

    Sid Vicious

  • REMEMBER HIM:

A very sad day to find a hawk tore Steely Dan into pieces.

Steely Dan had bright blue legs and was a favorite.

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  • Ivanhoe
  • Silkie Ameraucana
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Deceased
  • REASON: Hawk
  • LEGS: Feathered
  • SHANK: Black with Yellow Sole
  • TEMPERAMENT: Sweet
  • PARENTS:
  • Ashley

    Winchester

  • REMEMBER HIM:

We chased after and stopped the hawk from tearing Ivanhoe apart, but we were too late as the hawk was successful in breaking his neck.

We are forever sad. We will never know what he would have looked like grown up. He had beautiful colorful feathers like a flower.

If it is not possible to hang fishing line over our heads, the chickens are vulnerable to the hawks. Lesson learned: A big farm is not a better farm.

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  • Salvatore
  • Leghorn Silkie
  • Mixed Breed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Murdered
  • LEGS: Clean
  • TEMPERAMENT: Gentle
  • PARENTS:
  • Ashley

    Sid Vicious

  • REMEMBER HIM:

Salvatore has an extra toe on each foot.

Salvatore does not mind having a bath. He does not suddenly try to jump up and out of the water, he will stay put and allow us to wash him squeaky clean.

All the hens seem to like Salvatore the most.

White Leghorn

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  • Vesuvius
  • Welsummer
  • Crossbreed
  • FLOCK: 3rd
  • ORIGIN: Incubated
  • STATUS: Active
  • COMB: Single
  • LIKES EATING: Raisins
  • SHANK: Clean Orange
  • SURVIVED: Bird Flu
  • TEMPERAMENT: Tame
  • PARENTS:
  • Lilo

    Winchester

  • REMEMBER HIM:

His black feathers on his chest looked like he could have been wearing a shop apron.

Vesuvius has orange legs and green toenails.

Vesuvius loves to cuddle and rest with his necked strectched long and his head down flat.

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